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Gov. Baker gives pro sports green light

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker gives professional teams the green light to return to practice

New England Revolution Unveil New Training Center Photo by Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Revolution and Boston sports fans were elated on Friday as Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced that professional sports teams within the Bay State would be able to return to practice starting next week.

During a press conference, Governor Baker stated “This order will also allow professional sports teams to begin practicing at their facilities in compliance with the health and safety rules that all the leagues are still developing. Facilities are still closed to the public at this time”. Prior to this announcement, Revolution players had been limited to individual practice at the Revolution’s training ground.

In a statement released Friday, Revolution president Brian Bilello stated his pleasure for the Governor’s announcement by saying “The Governor’s announcement today is an important step towards our goal of returning to competitive play this season and we appreciate his office’s efforts to get our players back on the field. It means our players will have the opportunity to build their fitness in a controlled, safe environment under the MLS protocols and guidance of the team’s medical staff”.

As of now, the league-wide training moratorium is slated to expire on June 1st, 2020. Until the moratorium is lifted, teams can use the outdoor areas of their training facilities for small group practices.

As teams across the league are beginning to return to training, players and fans alike are waiting to learn when Major League Soccer will return to action.

Tune into The Bent Musket for the latest news relating to the future of the Revolution and Major League Soccer season.